Mindboggling - we used to tell our kids that reading books would stir their imaginations in ways that television was incapable of because of its inherent limitations, but now it looks like there is a way to transfer the wildest of imaginations directly to the big screen...
Professional actors have been ready for this for years. The last writers strike was highly supported by actors who were also fighting for fair pay in new media. Ex-NFL and NBA players are suing Electronic Arts and other video game makers for using their likeness in games without compensation.
Now that SAG and AFTRA have merged, some agreements are bring re-looked at. We'll see what happens.
ps...I wonder if anyone here ISN'T a Battlestar Galactica fan...
Altair has released an update of its HyperWorks computer-aided engineering simulation suite that includes new features focusing on four key areas of product design: performance optimization, lightweight design, lead-time reduction, and new technologies.
At IMTS last week, Stratasys introduced two new multi-materials PolyJet 3D printers, plus a new UV-resistant material for its FDM production 3D printers. They can be used in making jigs and fixtures, as well as prototypes and small runs of production parts.
In a line of ultra-futuristic projects, DARPA is developing a brain microchip that will help heal the bodies and minds of soldiers. A final product is far off, but preliminary chips are already being tested.
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